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Downtown Detroit


Downtown Detroit is a stunning concentration of skyscrapers, as well as historical and architecturally beautiful residential and commercial buildings.  Downtown is also home to the Detroit Tigers, Lions and Red Wings. Some of Downtown's most notable sites include the Renaissance Center, Greektown, Campus Martius, Hart Plaza and the Riverfront

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Rosa Parks Transit Center

Rosa Parks Transit Center to get facelift

The city of Detroit has allocated $850,000 this year and next to fix up the Rosa Parks Transit Center, which has seen better days.

Paxahau today (left to right): Sam Fotias, Jason Clark, Chuck Flask, and Jason Huvaere

Constant 'Movement': 10 years managing one of the world's largest electronic music festivals

In 2006, Detroit's renowned electronic music festival nearly disappeared for good. That is, until Paxahau took on the challenge of running it. 10 years later and the festival is as strong as ever.

Guy Kenny in Glassline’s Plymouth studio

The versatile material and company that's restoring Detroit's downtown architecture

Glassline recreates lost or deteriorated architectural elements for historic buildings that are undergoing rehabilitation. And they're making them all out of fiberglass.

Lining W. Grand Boulevard

How Detroit became a city of trees

More than 50 years before Dutch elm disease, a treacherous caterpillar pest spurred the city to action on an ambitious plan for its street trees.

Brian Rebain

Ruins to riches: Brian Rebain and the architecture of revival

Behind every great historic restoration project, there's a great architect. In the case of many of downtown's most prominent buildings, that person is Brian Rebain.
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